The district said the facility is part of a $19.4 million transportation project that will include upgrades to the school system’s existing transportation hub on Lemon Street in McDonough. The investment is part of Henry Schools’ overall efforts to improve transportation, including the updating and modernization of its fleet of 310 buses.
When construction is completed, Henry Schools will split service into west and east operations, the district said. The new facility, which will be its westside building, and will primarily serve schools in the Dutchtown, Eagle’s Landing, Hampton and Luella clusters. It also will serve a portion of the Exceptional Student Education program.
The building is expected to provide more space for maintenance and a range of operations, including Henry Schools’ first propane fueling stations and dedicated bus driver training spaces, the school system said.
“Transportation is an essential aspect to school,” said Annette Edwards, chairwoman of the Henry County Board of Education. “This groundbreaking represents a significant step in our commitment to student safety and well-being.”